Festivals

Vintage Computer Festival events are a unique family-friendly experience. The events celebrate the history of computing! Festivals include a hands-on exhibition hall, where you’ll find dozens of up-and-running examples of historic computers. Minicomputers of the 1960s, homebrew systems of the 1970s, and microcomputers of the 1980s are all represented. Festivals also have lectures, consignment sales, technical classes, food, prizes, and much more.

Silicon Valley consultant Sellam Ismail founded the Vintage Computer Festival in 1997. Vintage Computer Federation acquired the flagship VCF East and VCF West editions in 2015. Other regional festivals are part of our network but remain independently owned and operated. Contact evan@vcfed.org if you’d like information on how to get a Festival in your area.

Upcoming editions of the Vintage Computer Festival:

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (Atlanta) – April 2-3, 2016

Vintage Computer Festival East (New Jersey) – April 15-17, 2016

Vintage Computer Festival West (Silicon Valley) – August 6-7, 2016

Vintage Computer Festival Midwest (Chicago) – September 10-11, 2016

Vintage Computer Festival Europa (Munich) – coming soon!

Vintage Computer Festival United Kingdom (Bletchley Park) – coming soon!

Past editions of the Vintage Computer Festival:

2015 — VCF Southeast 3.0, VCF East 10 a.k.a. “VCFeX”

2014 — VCF Southeast 2.0, VCF East 9.1

2013 — VCF Southeast 1.0

2012 — VCF Southwest 3.0, VCF East 8.0

2011 — VCF East 7.0

2010 — VCF Midwest 5.0

2009 — VCF East 6.0, VCF Southwest 1.0

2008 — VCF East 5.0, VCF Midwest 4.0, VCF Europa 9.0

2007 — VCF West 10.0, VCF Midwest 3.0, VCF East 4.0, VCF Europa 8.0

2006 — VCF West 9.0, VCF Midwest 2.0, VCF East 3.0, VCF Europa 7.0

2005 — VCF West 8.0, VCF Midwest 1.0, VCF Europa 6.0

2004 — VCF West 7.0, VCF Italia 1.0, VCF East 2.0, VCF West Europa 5.0

2003 — VCF West 6.0, VCF Europa 4.0

2002 — VCF West 5.0, VCF Europa 3.0

2001 — VCF East 1.0, VCF Europa 2.0

2000 — VCF West 4.0, VCF Europa 1.0

1999 — VCF West 3.0

1998 — VCF West 2.0

1997 — VCF West 1.0